As a Recovery Support Counselor at AdCare Rhode Island, Melissa A. Chianese is deeply committed to helping individuals achieve and sustain lifelong recovery from substance use.

In her role, Melissa works closely with patients to develop the essential skills required for a sustained recovery journey. She is passionate about leading group therapy sessions that focus on fostering positive change, embracing vulnerability, and educating patients on the intricacies of the disease of addiction. Melissa plays a pivotal role in preparing individuals for the next steps in their recovery process.

What Melissa finds most rewarding in her position is witnessing the transformative journey of individuals under her care. The opportunity to see people learn, grow, and connect on their path to recovery is what motivates her every day. Melissa believes in the inherent beauty of watching individuals become the best versions of themselves through their commitment to recovery.